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December 13, 2021 2 min read

The vaginal eco system is more sensitive and more absorbent than typical skin. In fact, because mucous membranes in the vagina and vulva rapidly absorb chemicals without metabolizing them, researchers have even explored the possibility of delivering drugs vaginally.

Now that we’ve established how absorbent our vaginas are, many women have no idea that some of the conventional brands they regularly use in or around their vagina contain synthetic ingredients and chemicals that could be harmful to their body and their health! We’re talking about harsh ingredients that not only touch a woman’s skin but also may remain on or in her body long after use, potentially affecting her health!

Most conventional tampons are made up of rayon, synthetic fibres and polyester in an attempt to increase the absorbency of the tampon. Chlorine bleaching takes place in the manufacturing process to make the tampon appear white. In this process they use a nasty group of chemicals which are called dioxins. Dioxins are a big concern; the World Health Organization classifies dioxins as “highly toxic” and categorizes them as a “known human carcinogen.” When chlorine-bleached cotton biodegrades, it releases these toxic chemicals into the ground, harming the environment.

Fragranced feminine care is also a concern for many women as it can raise a woman’s exposure to phthalates, a class of suspected endocrine disrupters some research has linked to developmental issues like lower IQs and higher rates of asthma.

 

What’s the solution? Natural period care.

Veeda tampons are made with 100% natural cotton, making them biodegradable, even in landfill. Since 100% pure cotton is made by nature, it biodegrades by nature and won’t build up in landfill. Our 100% natural cotton is sourced directly from a global network of leading cotton traders and all cotton is cleansed with an oxygen cleansing process, not chlorine-bleached, for a healthier eco-friendlier product. This process removes all dirt and impurities including any synthetic matter and this is the exact same process by which all organic cotton is cleansed with, to ensure it also has no synthetic substances. This ensures that the final tampons are truly 100% natural cotton. 

Veeda tampons are lab-tested for over 250 harmful chemicals and contain no wood or synthetic fibres, no additives or pesticides, and no dioxins. Another advantage to using 100% pure, hypoallergenic cotton, is that cotton does not contribute to the growth of the bacteria that causes Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), irritation and allergic reactions.

Without harsh chemicals, Veeda natural period care products are less likely to cause allergic reactions, inflammation or irritation.

Consider making a better choice for both your body and the planet by switching to Veeda period care. 

 


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